Author: Angela

7/26/18: Engler Testifies Before Congress / Lack of Detroit Hotels / Calley & Schuette / Silence the Violence

MSU Interim President John Engler testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the changes MSU has put in place to protect amateur athletes following the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. The MiWeek roundtable analyzes what Engler had to say and whether the changes at the University are enough. Plus, the NCAA says the main reason Detroit lost the bid for future men’s basketball Final Four games was because the city’s hotels did not have the capacity to house each of the four teams in its own hotel. How does the lack of large hotels impact future bids for large events? And as the Michigan Primary draws near, Republican candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is verbally attacking front-runner Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette about how little time he has actually spent on the job over the past eight years.

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7/5/18: Role of Media in Elections

The MiWeek team and special roundtable guests, Lee Wilkins, Chair of the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility, take an in-depth look at the role of media in this year’s elections.

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  • Progressives, moderate Dems close to agreement on Biden's legislative agenda

    After public feuds between moderate and progressive Democrats cast doubt on a path forward toward agreement on the infrastructure and Build Back Better agenda, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed optimism Tuesday that the dust has settled in his ranks, paving the way to a compromise. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff with more.

  • News Wrap: DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19

    In our news wrap Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for COVID-19. He's fully vaccinated and is isolating at home with mild congestion. Kidnappers in Haiti who abducted 17 members of a U.S. missionary group are demanding a million dollars for each captive. North Korea stoked new tensions after firing a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

  • Why the Jan. 6 panel is pursuing a contempt vote for Steve Bannon

    The special congressional committee investigating the January assault on the U.S. Capitol meets Tuesday to consider whether to recommend charging Steve Bannon with contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena and sit for a deposition. Ambassador Norman Eisen, who was a counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for the first Trump impeachment, joins Judy Woodruff with more.